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Georgia Passes Nation's First Embryo Adoption Law
The Voice magazine ^ | April 4, 2009 | Daniel Becker

Posted on 04/04/2009 6:12:59 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat

ATLANTA -- By a vote of 108 to 61, the Georgia House sent the nation's first ever embryo adoption bill, HB 388, to the desk of Governor Sonny Perdue for him to sign into law.

"We are pleased that we are making headway in our goal of establishing personhood for the pre-born" says Daniel Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life. "Gone are the terms designating the human child at an embryonic stage as property ... devoid of rights." says Becker.

The language of the bill stops short of declaring full personhood for the child but does introduce new terms that acknowledge for the first time that an embryo has "rights and responsibilities" that are owed to it under Georgia law. "Legal embryo custodian" replaces "embryo donor" throughout Georgia's new code sections dealing with embryo adoption. No longer is an embryo described as being "donated" by its genetic parent.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adoption; embryonicstemcells; embryos; obama; perdue; prolife; stemcells

1 posted on 04/04/2009 6:12:59 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat
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2 posted on 04/04/2009 6:16:31 AM PDT by agrarianlady
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You took the word right out of my mouth.

3 posted on 04/04/2009 8:39:37 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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